Publication Date: 1945
Association Member: IOBA
Manuscript / Paper Collectible Signed
Condition: Near Fine. 1 typed letter, signed by President Herbert Hoover, on his personal stationery. Thanking Mrs. Joseph W. Jones of Bristol, Tennessee, who had sent a $10 donation to the Boys' Clubs of America in response to Hoover's appeal in the organization's behalf. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. After leaving the presidency, he and his wife had lived at Palo Alto, California. Following her death in 1944 he relocated to New York City; the address on this letter is 420 Lexington Ave., NYC. In Near Fine Condition: two horizontal folds; light additional creasing; clean and solid.
Publication Date: 1933
Manuscript / Paper Collectible Signed
No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Thirty-first President of the United States Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) signed this brief note to an admirer on August 19, 1933 [several months after leaving office]. The message reads: "I wish to thank you for your friendly note of birthday greeting. It was thoughtful of you to remember my birthday, and I want you to know that I appreciate it." Hoover s presidency is remembered for the beginning of the Great Depression, with the stock market crash occurring only eight months into his first year. He served one term, losing the presidency to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the election of 1932. Typed on a 10 3/8" x 7 1/4" sheet of Hoover's personal stationery. Condition: Fold lines, mounting remnants on verso, otherwise very good condition with a large, bold signature. Signed by Author(s).
Published by New York 1942, 1942
Original typed letter copy dated May 26, 1942, single page, 8 1/4” x 11”, from former President Herbert Hoover to Mr. W.K. Kellogg of the Kellogg Foundation. In the letter, Mr. Hoover urges Mr. Kellogg to attention a copy of his newly published book, The Problems of Lasting Peace, which he co-wrote with Hugh Gibson, in hopes that Mr. Kellogg would be willing to endorse the distribution of the book to public libraries, colleges, and high schools. Hoover writes: “.We have sought to bring some sanity into this problem and its discussion. Among other things, to show that lasting peace can be based only upon free enterprise. The main object, however, is sanity in the vivid discussions of peace that are going on all over the country.Many of these discussions are leading into dangerous lines of action, based wholly upon emotion and not on reason.” Included is another letter, this one typed on Mr. Hoover’s personal printed stationery, is signed by the author, and dated June 10, 1942 It is addressed to Mr. W.H. Vanderploeg of Porter & Stiles, in Battle Creek, Michigan, and references the letter sent to Mr. Kellogg just a few weeks prior, also noting the inclusion of a copy of the book. The Hoover administration (1929 -1933) was in place as the Great Depression swept across the nation, and was succeeded in office by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who guided the country to prosperity and through the dark times of World War II.
Published by Washington, D.C., 1928
One page, on official stationery. Hoover on Edison. Hoover writes "It is impossible to measure the services to the world which this man has rendered and no citizen can hesitate at any opportunity to exhibit the gratefulness which animates us all. "However I personally cannot be on hand as my official duties are assuming such proportions that it makes it practically impossible for me to absent myself from Washington.". Fine. In blue morocco-backed clam shell box One page, on official stationery.
Condition: good. Letter is on official White House stationery, 9x7 inches, typed on recto. Written to "My dear Mr. Doubleday (F. N Doubleday of Oyster Bay, NY), "I appreciate deeply the message you have sent me. The cooperation of men of social vision and good will can achieve a better life for everyone in our country." Eleven lines. Sgiend in ink by Herbert Hoover. Near Fine.
Condition: Good. Letter is on official White House stationery, 8x6 inches, typed on recto. Written to "My dear Dr. Bowlby". Hoover thanks Dr. Bowlby , general secretary of the Lord's Day Alliance, for "Its vigilant work in promoting reverent respect for the Sabbath Day.a potent factor in preserving the sacredness of that Day against secularization." **Signed in ink by Herbert Hoover. Good, slightly toned, slight edge wear. Folded in thirds at some point in time.